$0.00 EPS Expected for Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (VOD); Xcel Energy (XEL) Shorts Increased By 21.63%

Xcel Energy Incorporated (NYSE:XEL) had an increase of 21.63% in short interest. XEL’s SI was 10.60M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its up 21.63% from 8.72 million shares previously. With 2.85 million avg volume, 4 days are for Xcel Energy Incorporated (NYSE:XEL)’s short sellers to cover XEL’s short positions. The SI to Xcel Energy Incorporated’s float is 2.1%. About 275,545 shares traded. Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) has risen 6.32% since September 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.73% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) to report $0.00 EPS on May, 16 before the open. About 1.56 million shares traded. Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) has declined 9.29% since September 28, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.34% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE:XEL), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 9% are positive. Xcel Energy Inc. had 25 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, October 19 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Neutral”. The stock of Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, October 16 by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, April 28. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of XEL in report on Friday, March 18 with “Overweight” rating. The rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to “Neutral” on Friday, January 29. Barclays Capital downgraded the shares of XEL in report on Friday, December 2 to “Equal Weight” rating. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 21 by Jefferies. The company was upgraded on Monday, September 19 by UBS. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Thursday, June 16 to “Overweight”. SunTrust maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $39 target in Monday, March 7 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.12, from 1 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 35 investors sold Xcel Energy Inc shares while 183 reduced holdings. 70 funds opened positions while 175 raised stakes. 353.97 million shares or 2.29% more from 346.05 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Ent Fincl Ser reported 607 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Ironwood Limited Liability holds 3,860 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Rare Infra, Australia-based fund reported 604 shares. Parkside Natl Bank Trust stated it has 47 shares or 0% of all its holdings. James Inv invested in 339 shares. Comerica National Bank & Trust stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). 4.17 million are owned by Royal Financial Bank Of Canada. Lmr Ptnrs Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 0.12% in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). Qci Asset Management reported 1,640 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 9,380 are owned by Susquehanna Gru Limited Liability Partnership. Kanaly Tru Company owns 1,051 shares. Stonebridge Cap Limited Liability Com reported 0.13% in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). Legal General Gru Public Limited Company has 4.04 million shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Franklin Resource reported 0.29% in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL). Jane Street Grp Incorporated Limited Liability Co has invested 0% in Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL).

Xcel Energy Inc. is a public utility holding company. The company has market cap of $23.05 billion. The Company’s activities include the activity of four utility subsidiaries that serve electric and natural gas clients in eight states. It has a 20.53 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include regulated electric utility, regulated natural gas utility and all other.

Since February 7, 2017, it had 1 buy, and 0 sales for $41,447 activity. PROKOPANKO JAMES T also bought $41,447 worth of Xcel Energy Inc (NYSE:XEL) shares.

Among 7 analysts covering Vodafone Group PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Vodafone Group PLC (ADR) had 9 analyst reports since October 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, April 20 report. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) earned “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Monday, October 19. On Tuesday, January 3 the stock rating was initiated by Standpoint Research with “Accumulate”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, January 17 by HSBC. The rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research on Monday, June 13 to “Neutral”. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, January 10. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 25 by Bank of America. The rating was downgraded by BNP Paribas to “Neutral” on Monday, November 21. The rating was initiated by Argus Research with “Hold” on Tuesday, September 20.

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